SC Magazine’s Stephen Lawton recently interviewed me for the publication’s latest eBook Defending Big Data, looking at the big business of Big Data. During our conversation, I talked about how Big Data can create big problems for CISOs, because it is a major target for cyber criminals seeking to steal proprietary information, intellectual property and government information. I’m quoted saying, “As the hype around Big Data has grown, a number of companies have taken the approach of ‘let’s store everything’ and later worry about what subset of the data they will use for analysis.” There is no easy way around this issue. As Lawton summarizes, “Companies must take an active role in understanding what data they use, whether they collect it or purchase it, and how they intend on using it.”

And for businesses trying to secure Big Data, I share several tips, including not ignoring incidental information that is gathered unintentionally, among others. To read more, download SC Magazine’s free Defending Big Data eBook and see what the experts are recommending to keeping Big Data safe.

To read more, download SC Magazine’s free Defending Big Data eBook.